Friday, October 10th
Festival Kick‐off Céilí
7:30pm, Shannon’s Irish Pub
175 Carleton Street, Winnipeg
Tickets: $10 at the door or Festival Pass, available in advance & at the door (more info)
Minors under 18yrs must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Traditional Irish Céilí featuring a performance by Curragh (Dave Clement, Susan Israel & Gord Menzies), followed by Dave Strang and Cathy Rayner, of The Barefoot Ceili Band joining Susan and Paul Hammer of Distant Shoresin a wonderful combining of musical talent with dancers from the McConnell School of Dance. The evening will wrap-up with a traditional pub session open to anyone with an instrument who wishes to join-in.
Saturday, October 11th
Festival Arts & Culture Workshops & Kids’ Fest
9:30 am – 3:30 pm, University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre & Film
400 Colony St (at Ellice Ave), Winnipeg
Tickets: $10/workshop at the door or unlimited with Festival Pass, avail. in advance & at the door (more info)
Kids Fest activities free for kids 12 years and under; must be accompanied by an adult
Featuring introductory workshops catered to the general public in Irish traditional music, dance, storytelling,
language and culture. This event will also feature intermediate and advanced music and song workshops delivered
by the award‐winning members of the Echoes of Erin touring group designed to cater to established enthusiasts, as
well as an all‐day line‐up of free kids’ activities facilitated by local and visiting artists.
Complete workshop schedule is available here.
Festival Gala Concert
Doors: 7:15pm, Show starts at 8:00 pm, West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Ave., Winnipeg
Tickets: $20 in advance (availble at McNally Robinson), $25 at the door, or included with the Festival Pass (more info)
Featuring: The Echoes of Erin
Direct from Ireland, the 2014 North American Tour of the Echoes of Erin features 16 award‐winning traditional Irish
musicians, dancers, and singers offering a spectacular celebration of Irish art and culture
Sunday, October 12th
Intermediate & Advanced Dance Workshops
Time & location to be confirmed
Tickets: $10/workshop at the door or included in the Festival Pass (more info)
Intermediate and advanced Irish dance workshops delivered by the award‐winning members of the Echoes of Erin
touring group designed to cater to established students of Irish dance.
We are pleased to announce that the 2014 edition of the Winnipeg Irish Festival will be taking place on October 10 – 12, 2014. As always, we will be holding workshops during the day on Saturday and Sunday, with our evening gala concert on Saturday evening as the West End Cultural Centre.
This year we are thrilled to welcome back the Echoes of Erin coming to us direct from Ireland.
Stay tuned for more information on the festival over the coming months!